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Windows 7: A puzzler

12 Jan 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If it happens again, you might also try a startup repair to see if it finds and fixes anything though.

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13 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Well, it happened again just as I described above. I have got a new battery, so I'll see if that makes any difference. I don't think startup repair will work because I can boot up normally through the one-time boot menu, and I would imagine that if there were problems necessitating a startup repair that they would manifest themselves there.

As before rebooting yielded no problems, so it would appear that this only occurs when the mains power is switched off as it is overnight. I'm leaning towards the motherboard battery, bearing in mind that I've no idea as to how long it has been installed and that the symptoms of a failing battery can vary.
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13 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 call the museum
I had a similar problem some time ago it turned out to be the mother board (as i brought the PC second hand) no idea how old it was
Its now been recycled.....sandals in Ethiopia i think
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13 Jan 2011   #14

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I change the boot order to:



Floppy (as these are rarely used anymore) or even disable it
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14 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Seems to have settled down (for now). Booted up normally this evening. I haven't changed the battery yet, but the next time I take the cover off my case for whatever reason, I'll do it then. :)
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14 Jan 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP


You may even need to remove the floppy drive from board as well as BIOS as these can cause such problems.

I'd install and run CrystalDiskInfo to get a health report on your HD. If necessary run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check

As stated, running Startup Repair from DVD can also clear up boot problems before they worsen.
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14 Jan 2011   #17

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Do you have another HDD hooked up to the system for storage? I have had cases in the past where a drive I thought was totally erased still had some little bit of data on it from another install. Totally prevented boot up no matter what my boot order was.
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15 Jan 2011   #18

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

I always use HDD--DVD--Floppy, and the floppy isn't there, only when I plug in the external one.
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